Lakeshore Student Finance Inc. ( LSF) is a premier consumer financial services company Our founders roots in consumer finance trace back to 1982, and today we are a provider of private student loans in the United States.
We provide credit products through programs we have established with a diverse group of national and regional Career Schools, Career Training Facilities, and Employers to help generate growth for our partners and offer financial flexibility to our Students, Educational Schools, and Employers.
Through our partners’ we offer our customers a credit product to finance the purchases of, and make the payments for the Educational Training Services they purchased. Application and Payment Services offered through our web sites and mobile applications.
In finance, a loan is the lending of money from one individual, organization or entity to another individual, organization or entity. A loan is a debt provided by an entity (organization or individual) to another entity at an interest rate, and evidenced by a promissory note which specifies, among other things, the principal amount of money borrowed, the interest rate the lender is charging, and date of repayment. A loan entails the reallocation of the subject asset(s) for a period of time, between the lender and the borrower.
In a loan, the borrower initially receives or borrows an amount of money, called the principal, from the lender, and is obligated to pay back or repay an amount of money to the lender at a later time.
The loan is generally provided at a cost, referred to as interest on the debt, which provides an incentive for the lender to engage in the loan. In a legal loan, each of these obligations and restrictions is enforced by contract, which can also place the borrower under additional restrictions known as loan covenants.
See also: Loan guarantee
A secured loan is a loan in which the borrower pledges some asset (e.g. a car or property) as collateral.
Unsecured loans are monetary loans that are not secured against the borrower’s assets. These may be available from financial institutions under many different guises or marketing packages:
The interest rates applicable to these different forms may vary depending on the lender and the borrower.
Interest rates on unsecured loans are nearly always higher than for secured loans, because an unsecured lender’s options for recourse against the borrower in the event of default are severely limited. An unsecured lender must sue the borrower, obtain a money judgment for breach of contract, and then pursue execution of the judgment against the borrower’s unencumbered assets (that is, the ones not already pledged to a secured lender).